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UFC Quick Quote: TRT had ‘nothing to do' with Vitor Belfort's knockout of Luke Rockhold

Did testosterone-replacement-therapy (TRT) play a role in Vitor Belfort's knockout victory in the UFC on FX 8 main event? Luke Rockhold says absolutely not.

"TRT had nothing to do with that kick."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Luke Rockhold stated it plain and simple at the UFC on FX 8 post-fight press conference (watch it here) on Saturday night (May 18, 2013): the fact Vitor Belfort is a user of testosterone-replacement-therapy (TRT) had nothing to with his defeat to "The Phenom" in Brazil. There is a large contingent of fans crediting TRT as the main factor in Belfort's first-round head kick knockout victory over Rockhold in the UFC on FX 8 main event, but the former Strikeforce champion quickly shut down that notion, saying the kick had "nothing to do" with the fact he lost the fight. Rockhold's humble attitude is something to be commended, but an argument can be made that without TRT, Belfort would have had significantly less speed, power and ferocity on the fight-ending kick; however, that's just hearsay without any factual evidence.

There are a lot of excuses being made for Rockhold after the fight because Belfort is on TRT, but if he has no quarrels with how it all went down -- then why do you?

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